Apr 14, 2020, 1:25 PM
The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.
The inferno which occurred in February was reported to have consumed over 300 stalls within the market.
The cash distribution is being conducted by the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in Basse in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, Red Cross, Basse Area Council and Basse Market Committee.
The regional disaster management coordinator for URR, Hudul E.N. Colley, has confirmed the development to our reporter.
The cash distribution, he explained, was divided into different categories, saying “victims that were selling on the floor and those that were using tables will each receive D5, 754, while victims that had shops in the market will each receive D13, 560.”
According to him, the initial assessment conducted by them about the number of people affected by the fire incident was 523 people.
“However, about 300 people have also recently come forward claiming that they also had shops at the market. We will therefore conduct an assessment and screening about the 300 hundred people and if possible, find fund for them,” he stated. He added the 300 people were claiming that they were not in town when the first assessment was conducted.
Kuntaur Major Health Centre in the Niani District of the Central River Region north (CRR/n) has been without a medical doctor for the past three years, The Point can reliably report.
A Senegalese diplomat in The Gambia accused of raping a 17-year-old “mentally challenged” girl within the Greater Banjul Area has vehemently denied the accusation, describing it as “totally false, misleading and a plot” to extract money from him and tarnish his image and character as a diplomat.
Mr. Miko Alazas, the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM), communication officer has called for migrants’ inclusive policy to mitigate the economic effect of post covid-19.
Gambia For All (GFA) party in a press release yesterday underlined that it expects more transparency from government and continues to express the need for transparency and accountability in the use of funds for covid-19.
The ECOWAS Ministerial Coordination Committee on Transport, Logistics and Trade has made recommendations on the harmonised and gradual re-opening of land, air and sea borders for restoring cross border economic activities, especially for movement of humanitarian personnel, medical supplies and equipment and essential goods in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.